Lawmakers and strategists from the Republican Party’s establishment are lashing out at tea partyers and congressional conservatives whose unflinching demands triggered the 16-day partial government shutdown and sent the GOP’s popularity plunging to record lows.
Will there ever be harmony within the halls of Congress?
From county chairmen to national party luminaries, veteran Republicans across the country are accusing Tea Party lawmakers of staining the GOP with their refusal to bend in the budget impasse in Washington.
Analyst: GOP Taking Blame Because ‘Public Has Become Conditioned To Blaming Republicans For Obstruction’
Republicans are taking it on the chin in the court of public opinion during the government shutdown.
Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP’s vice presidential candidate in 2012 and a rumored presidential contender for 2016, has a book deal.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage claimed recently that President Barack Obama “hates white people.”
Republican officials are looking to promote a fresh group of diverse rising stars to help resolve their election woes, while frustrated party elders insist that all Republicans must offer more solutions for the nation’s most pressing issues.
The Republican Party must to do a better job reaching out to working class voters, former senator and GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Saturday.
McConnell Aide: ‘Holding My Nose For 2 Years Because What We’re Doing Here Is Going To Be A Big Benefit To Rand In ’16′
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign manager said in a taped telephone conversation earlier this year he was “sorta holding my nose” while doing the job, a less-than-flattering remark about a powerful GOP establishment figure struggling to shore up support among Tea Party voters back home in Kentucky.
The barbs are personal, the differences are multiplying among Republicans, a party divided over spending, foreign policy, a willingness to risk a government shutdown in order to defund the health care law and more.